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  •  I see the dirty tricks of (1+ / 0-)
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    are being used here.


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    Shows up in Firefox, does not show up in Konqueror or Opera. I'm sure if I had Windows, it wouldn't show up in Internet Explorer either.

    I figured there would be a blowback to how firefox allowed you to surf the internet someday. With that damn site, it looks like that day has come. Kudos for actually allowing FireFox users to still browse the site, real big of you.

    For the record, adblock or not, I don't click on advertisements.  Sorry, I don't.  Never have, probably never will.  I'll click on blogrolls, I'll click on links to other places put in diaries and articles around here, I just don't click on ads. I don't like ads.  You could show me 10,000 ads, but you're not earning a cent on clickthrough revenue on my part.  If ads are done around here via number of impressions, then you have saved the number of impressions wasted on my browsing to someone who might have a higher chance of clicking on something.  Much the same reason why I skip all the commercials when watching something on my DVR cable box.

    But I guess people like me had to know this would be coming eventually.  Just kind of let down when I saw that this morning is all.  Sorry if this stirs a hornets nest.

    Confundo: The mad world; forum-based

    by aerojad on Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 01:22:48 AM PDT

    •  Eye tracking studies show readers avoid ads (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm convinced most people learn to tune out the ads on most websites. I think ads would be get a better return and better reception from readers if they were just mixed into the content as their own posts like pages in a magazine. I don't mind the ads for new cars in a sports magazine or ads for sales in my local newspaper. The advertisements have value of their own, providing a kind of current events of commerce. You don't get that with blog ads and there is no long tail benefit to the advertiser since the ads change constantly and don't accrue hits in archives over time.

      I'm all for Markos or any website operator making whatever decisions they want to turn their hard work into money but I suspect the current model of website advertising is not long for this world. The ads have to be increasingly intrusive to get attention (rollover ads are an example) as users get increasingly savvy about avoiding the ads.

      I'd prefer publishers just say upfront "you are reading this stuff for free, it costs me $$ to produce it, therefore X percentage of my content is advertising."

      Get the U.S. Americans out of the Iraq.

      by joejoejoe on Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 01:43:32 AM PDT

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    •  I was wondering what that was all about... (0+ / 0-)

      I saw the same thing when I logged on here from my Blackberry.

      No problem with it, we've all got bills to pay and at least "the management" is being upfront about it.

    •  "click on advertisements" (0+ / 0-)

      People are used to reading advertisements, not clicking on them.

      Advertisers need to state their message upfront.

      If you want people to buy or give, specify the offer clearly upfront and give people a button to click on.

      You can upsell on the new page.

    •  I wrote an extension to adblock (0+ / 0-)

      That added a "download only" option. I stopped using it as the extension has been updated, but I think the patch should still be compatible. I'll update it and send it to the author for possible inclusion in the extension. I could make it available to others in the meantime, but I figure low key in better than posting a diary about it or something like that.

      I'll add a link to this thread when I've updated it, if you're interested. I for one refuse to look at ads.

    •  adblockplus this: (0+ / 0-)

      Although the masters make the rules / For the wise men and the fools / I got nothing, Ma, to live up to. (Dylan)

      by teedz on Wed Sep 12, 2007 at 12:31:54 PM PDT

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